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NAIT's Heating Ventilation Air Conditioning Refrigeration (HVACR) Technician certificate offers training for the heating, ventilation, air conditioning and refrigeration industries. Students will learn how to commission, design, install, maintain, service and trouble shoot HVACR systems.
The goals of the certificate are to provide familiarity with the heating, ventilation, air conditioning and refrigeration industry and understanding of the operating principles of industry-specific equipment, systems and procedures. Students will work with hand tools and power tools, as well as computer programs and computer simulators. Instructional class time consists of 50% theory classes and 50% practical classes (computer lab/shop).
Graduates with this certificate will receive recognition for periods 1 and 2 of technical training towards the Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Mechanic (RACM) apprenticeship program. Graduates will receive full credit towards the 1st and 2nd periods of RACM once they successfully challenge 1st and 2nd period technical exams and obtain their on the job training hours.
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The Heating Ventilation Air Conditioning Refrigeration Technician certificate provides an intensive technical introduction to the applied sector of the heating, ventilation, air conditioning and refrigeration industries. The concentrated one-year training package prepares students for entry-level employment in this very diverse job market.
Students can expect to spend, on average
This program will appeal to those with a general mechanical background looking for focused, job-ready training, or to individuals with a related trades certification, such as sheet metal, electrical, plumbing or instrumentation, who desire fast re-training.
Successful completion of the Heating Ventilation Air Conditioning Refrigeration Technician certificate provides entry into NAIT's Building Environmental Systems Technology program, or recognition towards 1st and 2nd periods of technical training in the Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Mechanic apprenticeship program.
Graduates of the Heating Ventilation Air Conditioning Refrigeration Technician certificate find rewarding entry-level positions in the heating, ventilation, air conditioning and refrigeration industries. After successful completion of year 1, students are awarded a certificate as a Heating Ventilation Air Conditioning Refrigeration Technician. Graduates generally find positions in
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International applicants should please note the following:
International applicants seeking permissions to take this program can contact a NAIT academic advisor – international focus to discuss options.
International students are eligible to enroll in the Heating Ventilation Air Conditioning Refrigeration Technician (HVACR) program and are also eligible to apply for a Post-Graduation Work Permit program (PGWPP). Please note, Alberta apprenticeship is a training program that is limited to Canadian citizens or Permanents Residents of Canada.
Temporary visa holders (such as those participating on the PGWPP) do not meet the eligibility requirements and are not able to register through the on-line apprenticeship registration system.
The HVAC Specialist program provides familiarity with the HVAC/R industry and understanding of the operating principles of industry-specific equipment, systems and procedures.
Learn how to register through Alberta Post-Secondary Application System (APAS) or begin the application process.
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